U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-05-023
Date: January/February 2005
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
2005 Materials Input Workshops
February 15-16, 2005, Salt Lake City, UT
March 30-31, 2005, Rocky Hill, CT
April 5-6, 2005, Thornburg, VA
April 20-21, 2005, Jefferson City, MO
The workshops will help pavement design engineers and material engineers better understand materials testing and characterization as it has been incorporated into the new Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide software. For those unable to attend a workshop, an online Webcast will be held of the March 30-31 session.
Contact: Katherine Petros at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 202-493-3154, Leslie Myers at FHWA, 202-366-1198, Monte Symons at FHWA, 404-562-4782, or Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202-366-1326. Information is also available via email at DGIT@fhwa.dot.gov or online at www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/dgitfly2.htm.
Integral Abutment and Jointless Bridges Conference
March 16-18, 2005, Baltimore, MD
The conference will provide a forum for engineers and researchers to share, discuss, and develop state-of-the-art practices for the design, construction, and maintenance of integral abutment and jointless bridges. The event is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), West Virginia Department of Transportation, and West Virginia University.
Contact: Hota GangaRao at West Virginia University, 304-293-7608, x. 2634 (email: email@example.com), Srinivas Aluri at West Virginia University, 304-293-7608, x. 2658 (email: Srinivas.Aluri@mail.wvu.edu), or Vasant Mistry at FHWA, 202-366-4599 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
International Conference on Best Practices for Ultra-Thin and Thin Whitetoppings (UTW and TWT)
April 12-15, 2005, Denver, CO
The conference will review progress made in whitetopping technologies since 1992 and help identify best practices for selecting candidate projects and designing, constructing, and repairing UTWs and TWTs. The event is sponsored by FHWA, the Colorado Department of Transportation, American Concrete Pavement Association, Transportation Research Board (TRB), and the International Society for Concrete Pavements.
Contact: Shiraz Tayabji at Construction Technology Laboratories, Inc., 410-997-0400 (fax: 410-997-8480; email: email@example.com), or Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202-366-1326 (fax: 202-493-2070; email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Conference information is also available online at www.concretepavements.org (select "Calendar").
Seventh International Symposium on Utilization of High-Strength/High-Performance Concrete (HPC)
June 20-24, 2005, Washington, DC
The symposium will bring together engineers and material scientists from around the world to discuss topics ranging from the latest HPC applications to the most up-to-date research. An optional tour of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge Project will also be offered on June 24. The symposium is sponsored by the American Concrete Institute, with co-sponsors, including FHWA, representing more than 40 organizations from 14 countries.
Contact: Thomas Adams at the American Concrete Institute, 248-848-3742 (email: email@example.com), or Suneel Vanikar at FHWA, 202-366-0120 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Information is also available online at www.concrete.org/events/conferences/7th_International_Symposium.htm.
Third International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design
June 26-July 2, 2005, Chicago, IL
The symposium will focus on the latest resources, policies, and practices for street and highway geometric design. Topics will range from intersection design to traffic calming to design for users with disabilities. Sponsors include the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, National Association of County Engineers, TRB, FHWA, and the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Contact: Ray Krammes at FHWA, 202-493-3312 (fax: 202-493-3417; email: email@example.com). Information is also available at www.trb.org/Conferences/GeoDesignSym.
2005 Value Engineering Conference
July 20-22, 2005, San Antonio, TX
The conference will provide value engineering professionals with the opportunity to share innovative perspectives and procedures, successful methods and models, and pioneering strategies. Sessions will cover such topics as constructibility issues and value engineering and design-build.
Contact: Donald Jackson at FHWA, 202-366-4630 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Susan McClain at the Texas Department of Transportation, 903-799-1311 (email: email@example.com).
Eighth International Conference on Concrete Pavements
August 14-18, 2005, Colorado Springs, CO
This conference will present information on new technologies related to the design, construction, and rehabilitation of various types of concrete pavements. The conference is targeted at pavement, materials, and geotechnical engineering professionals. The event is sponsored by the International Society for Concrete Pavements. Cosponsors include FHWA, American Concrete Pavement Association, and the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Contact: Dan Zollinger at Texas A&M University, 979-845-9918 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202-366-1326 (fax: 202-493-2070; email: email@example.com). Information can be found online at www.concretepavements.org (select "Calendar").
International Conference on Advanced Materials for Construction of Bridges, Buildings, and Other Structures IV
August 14-19, 2005, Maui, HI
The conference will cover such topics as innovative uses of high-performance steel, fiber-reinforced polymers, ultra-high-performance concrete, and other advanced materials; the use of advanced materials in retrofitting structures; and materials research.
Contact: Vasant Mistry at FHWA, 202-366-4599 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit www.engconfintl.org/5aabody.html.